My love of music began with Selena Quintanilla. One of my dearest childhood recollections is of my mother and I belting her classics like “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “Techno Cumbia” within the household van throughout our annual highway journeys to Mexico. But Selena’s affect in my life goes a lot additional than that.

I’m the daughter of a Mexican immigrant single mom and grew up in a small, primarily white city in rural Texas. Selena taught me that being Latina was a strong factor, and that with onerous work and focus, I might do no matter I set my thoughts to. She confirmed me that my hybrid cultural id was a helpful reward I ought to embrace. Watching her made me proud to be Mexicana.

Today we have a good time Selena’s legacy with a Google Doodle. Set to her iconic tune (and my roadtrip favourite jam) “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” at this time’s Doodle follows Selena’s formative years via the milestones that solidify her legacy as “The Queen of Tejano” and one of the profitable and iconic Mexican-American entertainers of all time.

Celebrating Selena Quintanilla